Having choreographed music videos for artists like Rosalía, Florence + The Machine or Coldplay, as well as fashion films for Gucci or Dior, it is easy to understand why exploring high art and mass culture is one of her aims. As elitist as art can be, she thrives in social dance and intends to bring her work to people who may not be so familiarised with contemporary dance or may not have the resources to do so.
Today we talk to Holly Blakey about her upcoming performance Cowpuncher My Ass, commissioned by The SouthBank Centre on February 15 which, for the first time, is in collaboration with the London Contemporary Orchestra. And although the work for this piece has been going on for almost 5 years, it continues to evolve and suggest. There may be more questions than answers, but it surely explores the sexual politics (and ridiculousness) of genre and gender stereotypes and strict masculinity. Cowpuncher My Ass is about togetherness and how us, people, behave and relate with each other and the world.